Nov. 10, 2013
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RALEIGH, N.C. – Following an impressive 70-47 season-opening win over visiting St. Bonaventure on Nov. 8, the NC State women’s basketball team returns to action at home Monday night to host the Towson Tigers at 7 p.m.
Monday’s game will be broadcast live on WKNC 88.1 FM. Patrick Kinas will be on the call alongside former NC State women’s basketball player Rachel Stockdale.
A WIN ON MONDAY WOULD...
-Be the 778th win in program history
-Be the 560th win of Wes Moore’s head coaching career
-Be NC State’s first win over Towson (first meeting)
-Mark the fourth straight season in which NC State has started a campaign at 2-0
SCOUTING THE TIGERS
NC STATE - TOWSON SERIES HISTORY
-Towson enters Monday’s game the owner of an 0-1 record
-The Tigers lost at home to Navy in their season opener Friday night, as a late rally fell just short and they were edged by a final score of 56-55
-Senior Tanisha McTiller recorded the ninth double-double of her career in the loss, scoring 21 points and collecting 15 rebounds
-Towson was selected to finish fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association in the league’s 2013-14 preseason poll
-The Tigers finished the 2012-13 season at 12-18, a record which included a 6-12 mark in CAA play
-Towson is coached by Niki Reid Geckeler, who is in her first season with the Tigers. Having spent the last five seasons as the head coach of Howard, her career record is 85-76
NC State and Towson have never met before in official NCAA competition. Monday’s game will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs.
PLAYING BEYOND THEIR YEARS
NC State’s freshman class made a big impact during the season-opening win over St. Bonaventure. The trio of Ashley Williams, Miah Spencer, and Jennifer Mathurin combined to score 25 points and collect 14 rebounds. Spencer tied for a team high with 11 points while Mathurin collected team high seven rebounds in the winning effort.
BALL MOVEMENT IS KEY
Eighteen of NC State’s 23 made field goals against St. Bonaventure were assisted. Len’Nique Brown and Ashley Eli tied for a game high in this category, as each dished out three helpers. Nine of the 12 Wolfpack student-athletes who took to the court in the game recorded at least one assist.
SIGNIFICANT SHOOTING IMPROVEMENT
State shot 11-40 (27.5 percent) from the field in the first half against St. Bonaventure. The Wolfpack improved this mark dramatically in the second half, shooting 12-29 (41.4 percent) from the floor.
WHAT A RUN
In its season-opening win over St. Bonaventure on Nov. 8, NC State opened the second half on a 21-0 run. Including the final 96 seconds of the first half, the Wolfpack held the Bonnies without a point for 11 minutes and 18 seconds.
THREE IN DOUBLE FIGURES
State began the season with a very balanced offensive effort, as three student-athletes (Kody Burke, Myisha Goodwin-Coleman, and Miah Spencer) all scored 11 points in the win over St. Bonaventure.
AT OR APPROACHING 100
NC State’s season-opening win over St. Bonaventure on Nov. 8 marked the 100th game of senior Kody Burke’s career with the Wolfpack. Monday’s game against Towson will be the 100th in the career of her classmate, Myisha Goodwin-Coleman.